13 Jul 2020

We’re opening this Friday!

At last! The Trust is delighted to announce that The Wing is now fully Covid-19 prepared and will be easing back towards opening from this coming Friday (17 July).

We are committed to making sure our staff, volunteers and visitors are safe and so while we are keen to see you all again, we are taking a phased approach to this exciting event.

The Wing, including The Scramble Experience and the cafe, and the car park will open initially from Friday to Monday, beginning on 17 July. We will then look closely at how the new measures are working, assess visitor numbers and adjust the opening times and days accordingly.

“We are very keen to get back to as close to normal as possible under the circumstances, but we are also determined to do so safely,” explained Trust Chairman Richard Hunting CBE. “We have taken every possible precaution and we look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new visitors over the coming weeks.”

The car park and Wing will initially be open from 10am to 5pm.

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9 Jul 2020

Set your alarm for Sunday!

We are getting very excited about our virtual Memorial Day, scheduled for this coming Sunday (12 July) at 11am. Of course we would rather see you all at the site, enjoying  the colour and atmosphere that is such a great part of this yearly commemoration, but having seen a sneak preview of the online version, […]… Read more

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6 Jul 2020

Don’t miss our very special online Day

Plans are coming together for a ‘virtual’ Memorial Day on Sunday (12 July) that will allow supporters around the world to join us as we  highlight the bravery and sacrifice of the Few. This special day, which will mark the 80th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Britain, will include unique footage of […]… Read more

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15 Jun 2020

Virtual Memorial Day revealed!

Plans are coming together for a ‘virtual’ Memorial Day that will showcase the bravery and sacrifice of the Few to our supporters around the world. We’ve been working hard to create an online event that will go live at 11 am on Sunday, 12 July and will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Battle of […]… Read more

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22 May 2020

Looking forward to a brighter future

In the light of government advice, the Wing and the car park at the site are still closed, although visitors on foot can still pay their respects at the National Memorial to the Few using the pedestrian gate. The Trust continues to keep the situation under review and hopes to be able to welcome visitors […]… Read more

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13 May 2020

Joining in a global tribute

The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust will be supporting a virtual service this coming Sunday (17 May) that will bring the world together to remember those who lost their lives in World War Two and who, to this day, have no known grave. The Royal Air Force is asking people to join together across the […]… Read more

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7 Apr 2020

Memorial Day to move online

The Trust has announced ambitious plans to replace this year’s Memorial Day with an online event, allowing people around the world to join the commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Trust, which is responsible for the National Memorial to the Few here at Capel-le-Ferne, is looking closely at the […]… Read more

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15 Mar 2020

Talks postponed due to health concerns

Given the current circumstances, the Trust has taken the difficult decision to postpone all the talks scheduled for this spring.  We clearly regret any inconvenience caused but feel this is the only safe and sensible course of action. Those people who have booked to attend the talks are being contacted, and bookings will be rolled […]… Read more

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9 Mar 2020

Speaker takes advantage of online resource

Sunday afternoon speaker Stephen Howarth enjoyed an unexpected bonus when he came to Capel-le-Ferne to deliver a fascinating talk on “The Shetland Bus” on Sunday (8 March). As well as entertaining an appreciative audience with tales of the bravery shown by those who repeatedly crossed to and from mainland Shetland in Scotland and German-occupied Norway […]… Read more

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